How Spell-Checking Can Prevent A Riot

The inestimable Baron Phillip Barron recently posted about the importance of content over format (see his post 'The Rules'). And it's almost certainly true that we aspiring types possibly worry too much about font point sizes and brackets.

Yet detail can be vital. There are occasions when a typo can be a timebomb. Let me draw your attention, sir/madam, to an example on the website of Liverpool bar/club Korova. How, for the love all things great and good, did that happen?

Please don't tell them, mind. I've suggested that a local friend of mine does so, in order to secure their eternal gratitude and hopefully free booze.

6 comments:

Liz Holliday said...

The link leads to a page that says 'update coming soon'. Is that what you meant? Or maybe someone told them...

By the by, I noticed earlier that you mentioned knowing Rebecca Levene - she was an editor at Virgin Books when I was doing stuff for them. Makes me wonder who else we've got in common... say hi to her for me, anyway.

Liz

Jason Arnopp said...

Hi Liz!

It doesn't say 'soon' when I go there... wonder if my browser's hanging on to an older version of that page or something...

I will indeed say hi to Bex! :)

Andy Goodman said...

No, you're right it doesn't say 'soon'. The offending letter isn't even next to 's' on the qwerty!

Liz Holliday said...

You're right! So much for my proofreading skills!

Liz

Jon Peacey said...

It's clear they're trying to appeal to the North American black & white stripey scavengey carnivore market... very left out they are!

Oli said...

Oh, my my my.